|Molly, the sentinel, and Trooper, early one morning|
Most of the dogs headed out to boarding facilities yesterday and we leave today, leaving a housesitter and two very capable rottweilers in charge around here. It's always hard to leave the dogs, but our dogs know the routine; they know that we'll be back, and I suspect that they tell the others.
|Left to right, Bernie, Zoe, and Murphy|
Tippy went on vacation with us driving from NY to Iowa, Arkansas, and back to NY. She is a great traveler, no barking in motels or rest areas. We did some camping and Tip fell in love with the top bunk. I am on my fifth GSD rescue. One came in so sick we had to put her down. She had no white, red, blood cells and no platelets. She was bleeding internally. That was really tough for me. Here is the link to the rainbow bridge site. http://www.peppertree.org/rainbow.php. Her official name was Biddy but we called her Ebony.
Tippy was a super traveler and got along with all the dogs at the homes we visited. Mo stayed in a doggie motel. He barks too much to take him.
I love the picture of Tippy on the top bunk.
I'm sorry to hear the news about Ebony. Thank goodness for the 10 weeks or so she had with you at the end of her life. At least she knew love and kindness at the end. I've had a couple fosters that also never made it out of foster care, but I always consider them mine.
I am so happy that you've gotten into rescue work yourself. It has its ups and downs as you know, but we also know how rewarding it is when you place a dog in a good home. An even bigger reward comes when the adopters, like you, become rescuers themselves.